The title of this blog is a little misleading. Yes, ANYBODY can lose weight. Losing weight is simple. Simple, but NOT easy. I think that probably everyone reading this knows how to lose weight. So why is it so hard to do? Because it requires patience and commitment. It’s been said that people will do ANYTHING to lose weight, except eat right and exercise.
Most don’t want to put the work and effort into it. We are looking for the easy way, the quick fix. And there are literally thousands of claims for “quick fix” diet remedies out there.There are pills that claim you can lose astronomical amounts of weight in 30 days, wraps that claim you can lose inches in just minutes, shakes that claim you won’t be hungry if you only drink them, fad diets that restrict certain foods claiming that’s all you need to do to lose weight fast. But I’m going to let you in on a little secret – there is only one way to safely lose weight and keep it off! Good old fashioned eating right and exercising!!
Most overweight people didn’t just wake up one day overweight. For most, it was gradual. Why do we then expect to lose it overnight? In order to create a healthy weight, you need to create a healthy lifestyle. Crash dieting is not safe, and it doesn’t work in the long run. Creams, wraps and pills may give you a slimmer look initially, but as soon as they wear off, you are back where you started!
Start with small, attainable goals. Once you reach those goals, set new ones! By the time you reach your goal weight, you will see that it has become a lifestyle change that will keep you at a healthy weight for life. A good goal to get started with is to incorporate at least 20 minutes of exercise in every day. Just 20 minutes a day – anybody can do it!
For some, you feel that it’s too late. Maybe you have left the overweight catagory, and are now considered obese. You are overwhelmed with the amount of work it will take, and think you could never accomplish it. I want you to know that you CAN do it! It will take time and commitment and work, but you CAN do it! A very motivational show that I encourage everyone to watch is The Biggest Loser. It is amazing when you see the things that you actually can do!
I would love to talk to you, and help you get started down the path to health. You are worth it!